This recommended reading list provides a broad list of board books. Board books are books printed on more durable and thicker material than other books and are meant for use by young children and those who are less gentle with books.
To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, mail or phone. You may also request these titles online through our catalog. Identification numbers for braille books begin with BR and large print books begin with LP. Happy Reading!
Preschool to Grade 2
123 Zoo by Puck
Offers illustrations of zoo animals in groups of one to ten, with a conversation starter for each illustration at the end of the book. Board book. Illustrated by R. D. Rojas. 2013.
ABC by Deborah Donenfeld
Practice naming the letters from A to Z and singing the alphabet song with your toddler with this colorful ABC book. Board book. 2012.
Baby ABC by Deborah Donenfeld
Black and white photographs of babies sporting colored objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet introduce letters as well as common vocabulary words. Board book.
Baby's World: A First Book of Senses by Grosset & Dunlap
This board book is filled with multiple interactive elements meant to stimulate the five senses. This book is perfect for babies 6 months or older and comes with textures to touch and feel and flaps to lift. A Sassy book. Tactile book. Board book. 2013
Clifford's Field Day by Norman Bridwell
Clifford comes along with Emily Elizabeth for Field Day at school. The big red dog bounces through the sack race, tries to jump over the hurdles in one leap, and even helps Emily Elizabeth win a tug-of-war. But when the coach tells Clifford that he is too big to play, Clifford finds a way to win our hearts, instead of a medal! A Clifford series book. 2012.
Fire Engine by DK Publishing, Inc.
Readers can feel different textures to explore items on a fire truck. A DK Touch and Feel book. Print/braille book. Tactile. Board book. Uncontracted braille. 2012
Good Night, I Love You by Caroline Jayne Church
A young boy and girl prepare for bed by taking a bath, brushing their teeth, and reading a bedtime story. Print/braille book. Board book. Uncontracted braille. 2012
Hello Fall! by Kabushiki Kaisha Sanrio
Hello Kitty and her friends enjoy the delights of autumn, from colorful leaves and pumpkins to football and hayrides. Board book. Illustrated by Jean Hirashima. A Hello Kitty book. 2013.
Humpty Dumpty by Salina Yoon
Poor Humpty Dumpty has a big fall, but this version ends with a happy twist that children will love! Print/braille book. Board book. Uncontracted braille. 2012
Little Bee by Edward Gibbs
Simple rhyming text follows a bee through the jungle as a series of creatures, including a hungry frog, a mongoose, and a lion, flee from what frightens them. 2012.
Little Missouri by Judy Young
Fun rhyming riddles about the state of Missouri. Has a riddle on one page, and the answer on the next. Illustrated by Helle Urban. 2012.
Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama does exercises and performs such activities as hops, jumps, thumps, bends, taps, stretches, and bows. 2012.
Numbers by Roger Priddy
Introduces infants to numbers with pictures and simple words. Board book. Illustrated by Holly Jackman. A Hello Baby book. 2013.
Opposites by Xavier Deneux
Day, Night; Heavy, Light...an OPPOSITES concept book unlike any other. Tactile book. Board book. 2013.
Pantone: Colors by Pantone
Introduces children to 9 basic colors and 20 shades of each. Demonstrates the concept that one color name actually refers to a variety of dark, light, and in-between tones. Board book. Illustrated by Helen Dardik. 2012.
Peekaboo! by Taro Gomi
Through one die-cut hole at eye level, the reader can peek through each funny face using the book as a mask. 2013.
Shapes by DK Publishing, Inc.
From square, silky pillows to shiny stars, there are all sorts of textures to explore in this safe, sturdy book that encourages preschool learning. A DK Touch and Feel book. Board book. Tactile book. 2013
Up Close by Gay Wegerif
Close-up pictures of simple geometric shapes provide clues as to what animals a bigger picture represents. Board book. 2013.
Words by Roger Priddy
A high contrast book to share with your baby while she learns simple words. Features high contrast colors, shapes and patterns for early visual stimulation. Board book. Illustrated by Holly Jackman. A Hello Baby book. 2013.